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Kelly A. Birdwell, BA, MD, MSCI

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Chief of VA Kidney Transplant, Nashville VA

Areas of Expertise

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Nephrology


  • English

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017


  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1997
  • Doctor of Medicine - Emory University, 2001
  • Residency - University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2004
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2501A
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

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  • *Dr. Kelly Birdwell is the best doctor I've ever had.
    Patient | April 1, 2020
  • *Dr. Birdwell gave me all the time I needed plus some.
    Patient | Februray 4, 2020
  • *Dr. Birdwell has provided a needed boost of confidence for me and my concerns for my health care. Excellent care!
    Patient | January 30, 2020
  • This particular appointment I had a list of questions to go over and Dr. Birdwell to her time and patience going over and answering each question with recommendations.
    Patient | January 20, 2020
  • Was awesome.
    Patient | December 4, 2019